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Re: NVIDIA cards stopped working with recent testing updates

On Sun, 15 May 2011 09:23:45 +0000 (UTC)
Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:

> Don't ask me why -maybe due to inexperience-, but the first time I had

Inexperience?  You?  Unfamiliar, perhaps.

> to deal with the closed nvidia driver in Debian I prefered¹ to not use 
> "dkms" and manually pulled the required packages which was the method
> I was more used to. Hopefully, all went ok.

I was glad when DKMS came along as it meant I didn't have to turn the X
server off to perform the necessary incantations to get the latest
nVidia driver installed and working.  This mainly because, at that time,
I didn't understand xorg, kernel modules and so forth well enough to get
myself out of trouble, if the worse happened.

I'm no expert now, but at least I have an idea of what to do.  Also,
I've now got a spare machine to get online with to search/ask for
assistance, if it's required.

> headers (which I hope they get automatically updated now that I've 
> installed the kernel meta-package).

If they don't, file a bug report.   :-)
> ¹I didn't know how this thingy worked, it is something I never used in 
> openSUSE, the distro I was using before coming to Debian.

No surprise there.  The D in DKMS stands for "Debian", after all.   :-)

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        / _)rad        never immediately apparent"
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